The NEC Birmingham has announced it has saved 927 million litres of water during 10 years of NEC Sustain – the venue’s all-encompassing environmental programme.
This news follows the venue’s launch of Prevent, the latest campaign for the programme that focuses on how waste management supports the development of greener events.
One of the first initiatives under NEC Sustain was the adoption of a washroom water conservation system developed by Derby-based HSG. In the first year of its installation, the system saved 82.5m litres of water – enough to fill 33 Olympic-sized swimming pools.
Steve Cartmell, NEC Group FM Contracts Support Manager, said: “With upwards of 2.4 million visitors coming through our doors each year, working with HSG UK on our bathroom provisions has been a simple and effective way to help meet our sustainability commitments and helps us on our way to achieving greener events.